Monday, July 24, 2006

Book #26 - Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

5th book finished for my Summer Reading Challenge

My Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

An interesting look at a completely different way of life, from the perspective of the Africans rather than from the white missionaries who came to impose their religion and culture on them. I'd been meaning to read this since I read Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible last year so I'm glad to have finally read it. The writing was rather simplistic and choppy at times, but it was worth the read.

3 comments:

  1. Witty remark, huh? Don't have one. I read this book a few years ago. It's an excellent example of simple writing projecting an incredible story.

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  2. Nomen Arcanum - Exactly. Even though I found the writing somewhat simplistic, the story itself was quite memorable.

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  3. It may have been simple but it was meaningful and quite profound.

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